Set up management zones

Management zones are comprised of rules that define which entities and dimensional data (such as metrics) can be accessed within each management zone. These rules are based on the powerful Dynatrace tagging engine and other criteria for including entities. In combination with user and group permissions, you can set up management zones to create multiple overlapping partitions in your environment to promote collaboration and security.

Create a management zone

  1. Go to Settings > Preferences > Management zones.
    Management zones settings

  2. Select Add new management zone.

  3. Provide a Management zone name.

  4. Create management-zone rules governing which entities and data are part of and accessible within the management zone. These rules are built upon the powerful Dynatrace tagging engine and other criteria. In the image below, you can see a number of rule examples that you can define to set up a management zone.
    Management zone rules

    Select the highlighted tabs (Service, Application Entity, and Infrastructure in the image above) to see the Matching entities.

Assign access rights to management zones

After you set up a management zone, it’s time to define which user groups should have access to the management zone and at what level.

Go to your Accounts view. User and group permission controls are available when you sign in at You can also access Account settings from the User menu in the menu bar.

See How to apply management zones and Manage user groups and permissions for details.